Mayan Civilization Vs Inca Civilization
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The main civilizations of the ancient Americas developed and grew in their own unique way. Out of the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations, I would most want to live in the Inca civilization. First of all, the Incan cities had a well thought out road system. There were over 14,000 miles of paved roadways. Along with the roads, there were bridges over ravines and rivers. Some areas with rough terrain even had a basket pulley system to get across. Secondly, the Incas had an intricate way of communicating and keeping records. They used quipu knots as a way to keep records and communicate. The complex knots were made out of numerous colors that all had different meanings. Along each strand a knot was tied and each type of knot also resembled a …show more content…
The Aztecs preformed many rituals that involved multiple sacrifices. I do not agree with the use of human sacrifice which is murder on a mass scale. Secondly, marriages in the Aztec civilization (along with the Mayans) were forced. It was a law for a man to get married by the age of twenty. Spouses were “picked” by the parents and freewill was not present. Lastly, the Aztecs were very violent and in a constant state of warfare. Men were trained at a young age to wield weapons and fight. I am not fond of the fighting and sense of war being the only way of honor. I would not want to live in the Mayan civilization either. First, I do not like the standard of beauty the people had. They thought that it was beautiful to have piercings, tattoos, and pointed teeth. I do not see the point in have such beauty “trends.” Secondly, marriages in the Mayan civilization happened at a young age. The typical marriage age would be a sixteen year old boy marrying a twelve year old girl. I find that personally sickening for someone to be married at such a young age. Another reason I would not want to live in the Mayan civilization is the children would on purposely be deformed. Infants’ heads would be bound with boards at an angle so their skulls would have a slanted shape. The Mayans would also try to make their eyes crossed on purpose. I find these deformities pointless (like Chinese foot binding). Lastly, the southern region owned by the Mayans “mysteriously” collapsed. I would not want to live in a civilization that either could not hold power, or was susceptible to invasion. In conclusion, out of the ancient civilizations, I would prefer to live in the Incan civilization and not live in the Mayan and Aztec

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